Attention South Bay Beard Papa Fans: New Location
According to my SO, who tried to buy me a treat today, the Beard Papa located in the Marukai Market on Artesia in Gardena has moved to a new location. The new address is 1620 Redondo Beach Blvd., still in Gardena and located between Western and Normandie (x-st, Denker). My SO was crushed as she had a jones for one of their chocolate eclairs and didn't have time to get to the new location. Enjoy one for her.
If you're talking about moving to Pacific Square in the Marukai- that's the original location that opened Thanksgiving 2005. That Beard Pappa location in the Marukai Market on Artesia was like a satellite location and they didn't bake the cream puffs there, they only filled them there.
I've only had Beard Papa at Marukai and their place on Sawtelle, and the Marukai location has been better by far--consistently good. The last time I was there, I noticed that a new pastry stand had opened and looked to be taking some of the BP crowds away, so I didn't have to wait.